Is Al Sharpton turning on Jussie Smollett?
The MSNBC host used a portion of his weekend show to call for accountability for whoever is behind the alleged attack against the obscure actor — even if it Smollett himself.
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) February 17, 2019
After having trouble saying Smollett’s name, Sharpton said, “I, among many others, when hearing of the reports, said that the reports were horrific, and we should come with all with can come with in law enforcement to find out what happened and the guilty should suffer the maximum.
“I still maintain that,” Sharpton insisted.
“And if it is found that Smollett and these gentlemen did in some way perpetrate something that is not true,” then they should “suffer accountability to the maximum.”
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) February 18, 2019
Sharpton disputed the notion that the alleged attack — that appears to be unraveling by the day — is “some left-wing hoax.”
He used President Trump’s statement calling the incident “horrible”.
“Let us get to the bottom of it, and let justice be done no matter who is right or wrong,” Sharpton said.
The reverend was following up on a tweet he posted after the incident, calling for accountability.
The reported hate attack on my friend and brother, actor Jussie Smollett is despicable and outrageous. The guilty must face the maximum.
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) January 29, 2019
“The guilty must face the maximum,” he said.